Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, about ninety minutes south of Sydney. It is the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. At the 2016 census, the population of the Bowral area was 12,949. In the past, Bowral served as a rural summer retreat for the gentry of Sydney, resulting in the establishment of a number of estates and manor houses in the district. Today, it is considered a "dormitory suburb" for commuter Sydneysiders, though it is 136km away from the city centre. Bowral is often associated with the cricketer Sir Donald Bradman. Bowral is close to several other historic towns, being 5 kilometres (3 min) from Mittagong, 9 kilometres (6 min) from both Moss Vale and Berrima. The suburb of East Bowral and the village of Burradoo are nearby.

Images around Bowral NSW 2576

Around Bowral NSW 2576

Our Picks on what to Do in Bowral NSW

Alan Walsh Gallery

Dirty Janes Bowral

Bowral Bowling Club

Bowral Art Gallery

Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame - Bowral NSW

Corbett Gardens - Bowral NSW

Our Picks on where to Stay in Bowral NSW

The Sebel Bowral Heritage Park

Gibraltar Hotel Bowral

Milton Park Country House Hotel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Bowral NSW

Jack Style Thai Restaurant

Blue Gem Takeaway

Elephant Boy Cafe

Shopping in Bowral NSW

Community Services  

Southern Highlands Welcome Centre
62-70 Main Street,

Wingecarribee Shire Council
Civic Centre, 68 Elizabeth Street,

Bowral and District Hospital
97-103 Bowral Street,

Bowral Central Library - NSW
16-24 Bendooley Street,

Bowral Swimming Centre
152 Mittagong Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 690 m
  • Population: 12,949
  • State electorate(s): Wollondilly
  • Federal Division(s): Whitlam
  • Established (yr): 1861
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Berrima NSW 2577 (7.4 km, 10 mins)
Moss Vale NSW 2577 (10.5 km, 14 mins)
Picton NSW 2571 (44.7 km, 43 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Bowral NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.